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Old 4th August 2006, 05:45 AM   #111
rcdaniel is offline rcdaniel  Australia
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My (short) list will probably be different tomorrow, but for now:

Andy Prieboy: Tomorrow Wendy

Go Betweens: Streets of Your Town (all the more-so with Grant's recent passing)

This Mortal Coil: Pretty-much all of the first two albums; the last one a little less. 'I Come and Stand at Every Door' is one tune that springs to mind...

Husky Rescue: The Good Man

Cat Power: almost anything, tho 'Names' for mine at this point.

Dead Can Dance or Lisa Gerrard (from The Mirror Pool): 'Persian Love Song' and 'Sanvean', esp. if played one after the other in that order.

Lisa Gerrard: Sacrifice

Aimee Mann: Save Me

My Friend the Chocolate Cake: Slow Way to Go Down, Turkish Story, many others...

Many artists I did not see mentioned: Depeche Mode, Beautiful South, Antony & the Johnson's, Portishead, Lamb, Crowded House, Sarah Blasko (at times)...

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Old 9th August 2006, 03:43 AM   #112
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Another one from the vaults.

Harry Nilsson - Without You

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Old 9th August 2006, 03:59 AM   #113
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depeche mode - walking in my shoes

"Im not looking for a clearer conscience
Peace of mind after what Ive been through"

"Now Im not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do"
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Old 9th August 2006, 10:33 AM   #114
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The best depressing music is by Morphine.

What about k. d. lang? She has an album called 'drag', a cover album where each song is somehow connected to smoking. 'Ain't it funny' is very sad. I usually start playing the CD, and prepare for stopping it at that song. I always feel a little worried that I won't recognize it in time. And of course I recognize it at the very first note, and it's way too late to stop. I HAVE to play it all.

Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis or Blue Valentine by Tom Waits is also very sad, but somehow not depressing at all. Blue Valentine features the single best guitar solo in the history of music.

I might have missed the point, these songs are very sad, but they still offer some relief. The Cure, Joy Division, let alone Nirvana is different, but this might be a reason I do not listen to them any more.

Regards. Use a sharp knife.

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Old 9th August 2006, 02:47 PM   #115
federico moreno is offline federico moreno  Argentina
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Use a sharp knife.
Cyanide is better, don´t make scars...

This thread is incredible: a mix of musical savvy, tastefulness, darkness and genuine love for music.

I was listening to some Pink Floyd today... ¨The Final Cut¨, with topics related to an absurd fighting between us ¨argies¨ and UK... Highly reccomended in a monthly basis, but with a warning...

Just when I was trying to decide between the stranglehold, the Luger or the microwave oven, the telephone rang... and well, I´ve never had the nerve to make the final cut.

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Old 9th August 2006, 06:35 PM   #116
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Default they were just as sad 400 years ago

There are some very sad songs from the middle ages through to the 17th century on John Harles music for the TV series "A History of Britain". Harle takes traditional songs and some works by Shakespeare and sets them very convincingly to modern arrangements.

The saddest for me are:

Sonnet 87 "farewell' sung by Willard White


"The Three Ravens" sung by Sarah Leonard , an interesting song described at

(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Ravens)

The song is often sung by counter tenor, giving an unearthly feel to the song, but Sarah Leonards voice adds something else.
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Old 9th August 2006, 07:57 PM   #117
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Obla di obla da by the Beatles. Apparently Lennon never forgave McCartney for that one, and neither do I.
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Old 11th August 2006, 09:47 PM   #118
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I repeat myself with suggesting "The Cure" but...
The live version of "Faith" from the backside of the "Charlotte Sometimes" maxi is humming...
It is also on the new remasters.

There´s nothing left but faith!

Digging deeper:
Fields Of The Nephilim - Love Under Will

...Tomorrows long eternal night
Gather for tomorrow
When I´m gone wait here
Discover all of earths surprises
When I´m gone wait here
I´ll send my child my last good smile....
If time permits - stuff some parsley in your ears and listen how it grows!
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Old 2nd October 2006, 12:12 AM   #119
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My choice:

Pink Floyd: Lost for Words

I was spending my time in the doldrums
I was caught in the cauldron of hate
I felt persecuted and paralyzed
I thought that everything else would just wait
While you are wasting your time on your enemies
Engulfed in a fever of spite
Beyond your tunnel vision reality fades
Like shadows into the night

To martyr yourself to caution
Is not going to help at all
Because there'll be no safety in numbers
When the Right One walks out of the door

Can you see your eyes blighted by darkness?
Is it true you beat your fists on the floor?
Stuck in a world of isolation
While ivy grows over the door

So I open my door to my enemies
And I ask could we wipe the slate clean
But they tell me to please go f**k myself

Best regards

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Old 2nd October 2006, 05:10 AM   #120
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Originally posted by classd4sure
Yes, hell of alot by Nirvana. Something a little empty in that on the anniversary of his death there's always a few who follow.

I think he's the one who coined the phrase "It's better to burn out than to fade away"
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
"It is impossible to build a fool proof system; because fools are so ingenious."
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